Ride out and stay out with the latest kit from the Specialized Fjällräven collaboration

Specialized Fjalraven Safari Suits in photo studio
(Image credit: Specialized Fjalraven)

Recognizing that two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050, Specialized and Fjällräven launched their combined kit collection last year to encourage riders to get out ‘Into the great nearby’. The third drop adds new options on staples like T-shirts as well as introducing some new and innovative pieces for those who can afford the premium prices.

Out there style

Starting with the classics there are two new 100 percent organic cotton short sleeve T-shirts - one with a zippered pocket ($70 / £55) - and a long sleeve ($90 / £80). There’s also an S/F Sun Shirt ($150 / £130) for a more smart casual look and then an S/F Sun Field Suit ($240 / £205) for people who want skin suit snugness and performance with a safari / Victorian explorer vibe. If you need more cargo capacity in a cropped style then there’s the S/F Gear Vest too (£170)

Weather protection and camping warmth get the ‘New Age Fun With a Vintage Feel’ treatment via the tent-like coverage of the S/F Rain Poncho ($370 / £320) and the super cozy looking S/F Sleep Poncho ($250 / £215) which can be zipped together if your riding adventure turns out to be a romantic one too.

Specialized Fjalraven rain poncho being worn on a bike

Specialized Fjalraven now have poncho's for when it's sleeting or when your sleeping (Image credit: Specialized Fjalraven)

Bags and bottles

The matching luggage range gets some really neat additions too. The S/F Expandable Hip Pack ($120 / £105) converts from a 4.5L waist bag with bottle pockets to an 11L backpack.  The S/F Handlebar Rolltop ($120 / £105) is a waterproof top loader that carries 13L closed and much more if used open. It dismounts from your bars to work as a single-strap satchel when you’re off the bike too. The S/F Handle Bar Pocket puts the combined Fox and ’S’ logo onto the currently super popular pencil case ‘essentials’ bar bag format, and the new collection includes a packaway rain cover ($25 / £20) for the existing S/F Handlebar bag too. 

And last and least - in terms of pricing at least - the PFC free S/F Purist water bottle comes in four Specialized Fjällräven palette matching colors for $12 / £12.

Specialized Fjalraven hip pack

The expanded hipster range even gets an expandable hip pack  (Image credit: Specialized Fjalraven)
Guy Kesteven

Guy Kesteven has been working on Bike Perfect since its launch in 2019. He started writing and testing for bike mags in 1996. Since then he’s written several million words about several thousand test bikes and a ridiculous amount of riding gear. He’s also penned a handful of bike-related books and he reviews MTBs over on YouTube.

Current rides: Cervelo ZFS-5, Specialized Chisel, custom Nicolai enduro tandem, Landescape/Swallow custom gravel tandem

Height: 180cm

Weight: 69kg